Department of Electronics

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Welcome to the Department of Electronics. We are one of the UK's leading departments in Electronic Engineering.

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We offer a range of rewarding taught MSc programmes including the new MSc in Nanoscale VLSI Design.‌

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See available PhD research projects and studentships or browse the Department's research portfolio and publications database.

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Read about the careers of recent graduates from the Department of Electronics at York. Or see what current students think of our undergraduate programmes.

We are running a series of residential courses for school students. Read more about the latest courses.


Welcome to the Department of Electronics, a department dedicated to world-leading research and teaching in Electronic Engineering. Our research groups play significant roles on the national and international stage, collaborating with major industries and securing funding from research councils. In the latest REF assessment, 87% of our work was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. With respect to our teaching, in the most recent NSS survey in 2015 we were rated in the top 10 for overall quality and in the top three for teaching quality, an achievement of which we are very proud. We offer a wide range of degree programmes specifically designed to educate you to be a world class engineer and maximise your full potential. 

Prof. Jon Timmis
Head of Department

Excellence in Teaching Quality

Once again the University of York Department of Electronics has been ranked in the top three nationally for teaching quality, and in the top 10 for overall satisfaction, in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).


Supporting Women in Engineering


The Department of Electronics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Find out more about the Department's work in this area on our Women in Engineering pages.

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Profiles

Read about the careers of recent graduates from the Department of Electronics at York. Or see what current students think of our undergraduate programmes.

Sixth Form Taster Day

Come and find out more about what it would be like to study electronics at university.

Friday 1 July 2016 - Free Event

Click here to register.

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Taught Masters Degrees

PhDs and Research


Dr David Chesmore Appointed as Vice President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2016

David was appointed as one of three Vice Presidents of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) at their AGM on the 28 April 2016. The appointment is for three years and David will serve on the Executive Committee. He has been a Fellow of the IAgrE for 15 years and became a Chartered Environmentalist through the institution in 2007.

New EU project launched to investigate new materials for extreme conditions

Posted on Monday 11 April 2016

Researchers in the Department of Electronics, led by Prof Atsufumi Hirohata are involved in a new EU funded project, led by Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy. The project consists of a multidisciplinary team of companies, scientists and technologists, which is composed by a network of 25 Countries across Europe and Israel. The project aims to find an innovative way to overcome the difficulties in the access to Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) that are expected to depress industrial sectors vital to Europe.

How robots are helping more York girls crack coding

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

PUPILS from schools around York took part in a special event to learn more about coding. The event was set up by City of York Council’s Digital York Team and hosted at the National Railway Museum to teach young people how to code.

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